In combining the essence of a classic sports car with cutting-edge technology, the new BMW M2 builds on its formidable predecessor’s strengths to deliver an even greater driving experience.
With a maximum output of 460hp – 90hp more than the original BMW M2 – and exhilarating driving dynamics that have been honed during in-depth testing on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit and other race tracks, the new BMW M2 represents another highlight in the model offensive celebrating the 50-year anniversary of BMW M GmbH.
The two-door machine embodies an unadulterated racing passion that owners can enjoy day in, day out, along with a comprehensive specification ensuring it is as comfortable tackling the city as it is the most demanding race circuits. The advances over the first-generation BMW M2, which became the largest-selling model in the BMW M line-up with almost 60,000 examples sold worldwide, are evident not just from the car’s sharper performance but also its far more extensive standard specification. A focused selection of options is available for enhancing driving comfort or adding even more visual excitement to both the exterior and interior. A standout optional extra is the bespoke M Race Track Package that is designed to maximise the performance experience, its benefits including raising the electronically limited top speed of 155mph to 177mph.
The standard M Sport seats, heated and upholstered in Vernasca Black or Cognac leather, feature pronounced side bolsters and contour lines around the backrest and head restraint in BMW M GmbH colours. They come with electrical adjustment and their integral head restraints feature an illuminated M logo. M seat belts with a woven stripe pattern in BMW M GmbH colours are also standard.
The optional M Carbon bucket seats are also fully electric and heated, featuring integral head restraints and an illuminated model badge. The Merino leather seat covering optimises comfort, while removable head restraints and a facility for adding a multi-point harness underline the racing credentials of the M Carbon bucket seats. The use of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the structural elements of the seat cushion and backrest together with the cut-outs in the side bolsters and below the head restraints saves 10.8kgs over the M Sport seats.
The new BMW M2 is available in two solid and three metallic exterior paint shades. The selection comprises Alpine White solid, Sapphire Black metallic and Brooklyn Grey metallic, plus the Toronto Red metallic and finally the new colour Zandvoort Blue solid, available exclusively for the model.
The new BMW M2 will be built alongside the new BMW 2 Series Coupé at the BMW Group’s San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico, with the UK launch commencing from May 2023. Prices in the UK will start from £61,495 RRP.